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KOCH Pipeline has small spill near Pettus
Jul 12, 2013 | 972 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PETTUS – The Koch pump station, approximately one mile south of Pettus, had a small spill on Tuesday morning.

“It is estimated that 10-15 barrels of crude oil was released,” said Darcy Schroeder, Reg. Manager Public Affairs for Koch Companies Public Sector. “The oil has been contained, and crews are in the process of cleaning up the area.”

According to emergency management coordinator and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Robert Bridge, the company acted quickly and accordingly following the spill.

He was notified first since he is the representative for LEPC, and then he made his required calls.

“I made the proper notifications,” he said “...fire department, county judge and the district coordinator.”

The district coordinator, who is Bridge’s counterpart in Austin, then notifies the regulatory agency, which in this case was the Railroad Commission.

“There was no off-site impact,” Schroeder said. “The cause of the release is being investigated. All appropriate agency notifications have been made.”

A remediation company was already on site midmorning, cleaning up the spill.
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